Rigel Medical has supplied a global charity that delivers healthcare services worldwide on board the world’s largest private hospital ship with a variety of biomedical test equipment, including a Multi-Flow Infusion analyser, electrical safety analysers, patient simulators, an electrosurgical analyser, and ventilation analysers.
Mercy Ships operates a former passenger ship converted into a hospital, staffed by 400 volunteers from 40 nations, with five fully-equipped operating rooms, a PACU/recovery Room, an ICU, HDU, and surgical wards. Rigel Medical supplied the devices to test the hospital’s syringe drivers, and its volumetric pumps for infusion of fluids.
Tony Royston, a senior clinical engineer with Mercy Ships, said: “Rigel Medical’s products are really important to us because they provide automated testing. Being staffed by volunteers means it’s even more important to have a consistent, simple testing facility. The Multi-Flow Infusion Tester is proving excellent both for checking the performance of new devices during our commissioning, and for regular PM and post-repair testing of some slightly older units. It enables the onboard ‘Biomed’ department to know the machines are safe and deliver the correct quantity of narcotic and other drugs without having to arrange return to the OEM.”